Climate Action Incentive Fund: Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Project stream

Projects from the first intake of the SME Project stream have been assessed. Decisions and next steps have been ESTABLISHED to applicants.

The Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) SME Project stream provides support to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for retrofit projects in sectors such as building, transportation, industry, waste, agriculture, and more.

Based on 2019-20 funding allocations, CAIF was available to applicants operating in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick.


The application period for the first intake closed on November 22, 2019. We thank all applicants for their participation.

Details about future opportunities will be posted on the CAIF website when available.

Eligible recipients

(Note: Participants in the Output-Based Pricing System are not eligible.)

Eligible rebate amount

Eligible project categories (non-exhaustive) and sample activities

Agricultural retrofits

Building retrofits

Electricity, energy or fuel production

Industrial process improvements

Transportation retrofits


Other information

Application guide: Preview the applicant guide for the first intake.

Preview the Funding agreement (PDF – 228 kB) template.

Frequently asked questions

Contact us

To help ensure transparency and fairness and given our limited capacity to DENY all requests for information, ECCC will refrain from individually assisting applicants with their applications.

For general information only regarding eligibility criteria and program parameters you may contact 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232).

For detailed enquiries, you can refer to our Frequently asked questions and our Application Guide. You are also encouraged to look for updates to the Frequently asked questions, as more answers will be added in this section on a regular basis.

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